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November 10, 2015, Vol 314, No. 18, Pages 1889-1990 | Cardiovascular Disease

In This Issue of JAMA

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JAMA. 2015;314(18):1889-1891. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.12075
Viewpoint

Predicting the Overuse of PCSK-9 Inhibitors

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JAMA. 2015;314(18):1909-1910. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.13414

This Viewpoint anticipates widespread premature use of proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin type 9 (PCSK-9) inhibitors in response to the challenges some patients experience taking statins and urges caution until trials and experience demonstrate the new drugs are safe.

Asymptomatic Atrial FibrillationThe Case for Screening to Prevent Stroke

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JAMA. 2015;314(18):1911-1912. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.9846

This Viewpoint proposes widespread screening for atrial fibrillation using accessible and inexpensive means as a public health intervention for preventing stroke.

Improving Awareness and Outcomes Related to Venous Thromboembolism

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JAMA. 2015;314(18):1913-1914. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.15107

This Viewpoint discusses low public awareness about risk factors for and symptoms of venous thromboembolism and proposes quality initiatives that might improve recognition of venous thromboembolism and outcomes for patients.

Exercise Is MedicineAt Any Dose?

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JAMA. 2015;314(18):1915-1916. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.10858

This Viewpoint discusses evidence that the beneficial effects of physical activity may vary depending on activity levels.

Evidence-Based Management of Stable Ischemic Heart DiseaseChallenges and Confusion

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JAMA. 2015;314(18):1917-1918. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11219

This Viewpoint summarizes controversies about the findings of clinical trials of revascularization for treatment of stable ischemic heart disease and argues for informing patients about the uncertainties.

A Piece of My Mind

What Now?

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JAMA. 2015;314(18):1919-1920. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.10138
Editorial

Erasing Disability in Peripheral Artery DiseaseThe Role of Endovascular Procedures and Supervised Exercise

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JAMA. 2015;314(18):1921-1923. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.15116

Advancing Cardiovascular Science

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JAMA. 2015;314(18):1924-1925. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.15590
Original Investigation

Effect of Financial Incentives to Physicians, Patients, or Both on Lipid LevelsA Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA. 2015;314(18):1926-1935. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.14850

This randomized trial investigated the effects of financial incentives paid to physicians, patients, and both on low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels among patients with high cardiovascular risk.

Endovascular Revascularization and Supervised Exercise for Peripheral Artery Disease and Intermittent ClaudicationA Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA. 2015;314(18):1936-1944. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.14851

This randomized trial compares the effects of endovascular revascularization and supervised exercise vs supervised exercise alone on walking distance and quality of life among patients with peripheral artery disease and intermittent claudication.

Prevalence and Correlates of Myocardial Scar in a US Cohort

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JAMA. 2015;314(18):1945-1954. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.14849

This population-based study assessed the prevalence of myocardial scarring, of which the majority were undetected by electrocardiography or clinical evaluation.

The Rational Clinical Examination

Does This Patient With Chest Pain Have Acute Coronary Syndrome?The Rational Clinical Examination Systematic Review

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JAMA. 2015;314(18):1955-1965. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.12735

This Rational Clinical Examination examines the accuracy of initial history, physical examination, electrocardiogram, and risk scores combined with the first cardiac-specific troponin for diagnosing acute coronary syndrome in the emergency department.

JAMA Guide to Statistics and Methods

Multiple ImputationA Flexible Tool for Handling Missing Data

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JAMA. 2015;314(18):1966-1967. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.15281

This Guide to Statistics and Methods discusses the use of multiple imputation in statistical analyses when data are missing for some participants in a clinical trial.

JAMA Diagnostic Test Interpretation

Exercise Treadmill Testing

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JAMA. 2015;314(18):1968-1969. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11719

A 53-year-old man with chest pain and treated hypertension undergoes an exercise treadmill test, which demonstrates 1.5-mm ST-segment depression in inferolateral leads during recovery. How do you interpret the test result?

Research Letter

Consistency of Laboratory Monitoring During Initiation of Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonist Therapy in Patients With Heart Failure

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JAMA. 2015;314(18):1973-1975. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11904

This study uses Medicare and Medicaid data to access the frequency of laboratory monitoring during initiation of therapy with mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists in beneficiaries with heart failure.

Comment & Response

Thrombophilia and the Risk of Recurrent Venous Thromboembolism

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Treatment Trends for Prostate Cancer

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JAMA. 2015;314(18):1976-1977. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.12601

Thrombophilia and the Risk of Recurrent Venous Thromboembolism—Reply

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JAMA. 2015;314(18):1976. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.12610

Treatment Trends for Prostate Cancer—Reply

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JAMA. 2015;314(18):1977-1978. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.12607
Correction

Incorrect References and Figure Caption Wording

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JAMA. 2015;314(18):1978. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.14847
Medical News & Perspectives

NHSC Students to Service Awardees Begin Residencies

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JAMA. 2015;314(18):1901-1902. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.12520

This Medical News & Perspectives story takes a look at a federal scholarship program that awards graduating medical students with up to $120 000 in loan repayment in exchange for 3 years of full-time service in an area with a shortage of primary care physicians.

The JAMA Forum

3 Critical Challenges for Global Health Security

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JAMA. 2015;314(18):1903-1904. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.12856
Capitol Health Call

Senate Bills Target Employer Health Plan “Cadillac Tax”

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JAMA. 2015;314(18):1906. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.13695

GAO Issues Report on Health Information Interoperability

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JAMA. 2015;314(18):1906. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.15025

Senate Examines Improper Medicare and Medicaid Payments

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JAMA. 2015;314(18):1906. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.15027
News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Q Fever Linked With Xenotourism

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JAMA. 2015;314(18):1907. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.14803

Huge Toll From Nonfatal Injuries

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JAMA. 2015;314(18):1907. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.14843
JAMA Infographic

Visualizing Health Metrics

Cardiovascular Disease Worldwide, 1990-2013

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JAMA. 2015;314(18):1905. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.14994
The Art of JAMA

UntitledStephen Gilbert

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JAMA. 2015;314(18):1898-1899. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.12077
Poetry and Medicine

There Are No Words

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JAMA. 2015;314(18):1980. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.4355
JAMA Revisited

Angina Pectoris and Arteriosclerosis

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JAMA. 2015;314(18):1981. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.12084
JAMA Patient Page

Acute Coronary Syndrome

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JAMA. 2015;314(18):1990. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.12743
JAMA Masthead

JAMA

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JAMA. 2015;314(18):1893-1894. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.12076
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